Ruddington’s Framework Knitters Museum has been awarded the ‘Sports, Leisure and Culture’ award at the first-ever Rudd Awards.
Judges described the museum as a “hidden gem in Ruddington” and noted its important role in putting the village on the cultural map. Respondents also praised museum volunteers as passionate and welcoming.
The ceremony, which took place on Friday 18 November, was held at St Peter’s Church in Ruddington and saw 19 village businesses come together to celebrate their contributions to the community.
The inaugural Rudd Awards was organised by Ruddington Village Community Partnership, its chair Mike Ader and BBC Radio Nottingham Drivetime presenter Verity Cowley as well as a helping hand from the Vicar of Ruddington Revd Andrew Buchanan.
Sarah Godfrey, manager of the museum, said: “We are delighted to have won the sports, leisure and culture category, which wouldn’t be possible without our staff, fantastic volunteers and wonderful customers.
“We have been working hard to become a place where people spend the day discovering the history of framework knitting and enjoying a light bite or a hot drink in our refurbished café. So to be recognised for this, and be seen as putting Ruddington on the culture map, is a true testament to everything we’re doing.”
The museum is open from Wednesday to Friday between 11am-4.30pm, with last entry at 4pm, and will be closed on Saturdays from Thursday 1 December.
Museum tickets for adults cost £8 and students in full time education cost £5 each. Children aged 16 and under are free to attend.
Parker’s Yard is free to attend and open from Wednesday to Saturday, between 9.30am-4.30pm and 11.30-4:30pm on Sundays.